Tag: South Dakota

POET scaling up industrial alcohol production at two biorefineries

POET scaling up industrial alcohol production at two biorefineries

August 3, 2020 |

In South Dakota, POET is scaling up production of industrial and beverage-grade alcohol at two biorefineries. This will help meet growing demand due to market changes from COVID-19 while creating a new domestic market to boost the ag economy. Industrial alcohol is a fundamental component of products such as cleaning supplies and hand sanitizer. POET […]

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ACE expresses disappointment for EPA’s failure to issue final 2020 RVO rule

ACE expresses disappointment for EPA’s failure to issue final 2020 RVO rule

July 2, 2020 |

In South Dakota, American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) CEO expressed his disappointment in the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for taking no action to follow through on ACE’s request to issue an interim final rule by July 1 to increase the Renewable Volume Obligation (RVO) for 2020 to the percentage necessary to ensure that the full […]

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Glacial Lakes Energy to keep producing ethanol despite falling demand

Glacial Lakes Energy to keep producing ethanol despite falling demand

April 27, 2020 |

In South Dakota, AgWeek reports that Glacial Lakes Energy is determined to keep producing ethanol despite the drop in demand but has reduced its run rates at its four ethanol plants by 80%-90%. The four facilities’ total annual production is 350 million gallons. The coop says corn farmers depend on it to keep their buy […]

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POET to idle 330MG of ethanol production across four facilities and delays Shelbyville

POET to idle 330MG of ethanol production across four facilities and delays Shelbyville

April 7, 2020 |

In South Dakota, POET announced it will idle production at its bioprocessing facilities in Chancellor, S.D., Ashton, Iowa, and Coon Rapids, Iowa, and delay the start-up of its new plant in Shelbyville, Ind., as producers across the United States continue to grapple with the economic fallout of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. On an annualized basis, […]

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Brightmark announces another RNG project, this time in South Dakota

Brightmark announces another RNG project, this time in South Dakota

February 17, 2020 |

In California, Brightmark, a San Francisco-based waste and energy development company, announced that it has signed a manure supply agreement with two South Dakota dairy companies, Boadwine Farms, Inc. and Mooody County Dairy Limited Partnership, to capture methane produced by nearly 12,000 dairy cows and heifers and convert it into renewable natural gas. The project […]

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Glacial Lakes Energy finalizes purchase of Advanced BioEnergy ethanol plants

Glacial Lakes Energy finalizes purchase of Advanced BioEnergy ethanol plants

December 25, 2019 |

In South Dakota, local radio reports that Glacial Lakes Energy has finalized its purchase of the ethanol plants formerly owned by Advanced BioEnergy in Aberdeen and Huron for $47.5 million, a deal first announced in August, bring Glacial Lakes’ total installed production capacity to 350 million gallons across four facilities. Though the deal was expected […]

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POET gifts $2 million to SDSU’s precision ag facility

POET gifts $2 million to SDSU’s precision ag facility

December 18, 2019 |

In South Dakota, POET announced a $2 million gift for construction of the precision agriculture facility at South Dakota State University (SDSU). POET and SDSU have a strong history of collaboration on innovative research projects and training the next generation to use agriculture to solve the world’s most pressing issues, like climate change. POET is […]

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ACE calls on EPA to implement Trump’s biofuel promises

ACE calls on EPA to implement Trump’s biofuel promises

November 27, 2019 |

In South Dakota, American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) submitted comments to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on its proposed supplemental rulemaking to the 2020 Renewable Volume Obligations (RVOs) under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). ACE CEO Brian Jennings detailed three areas in which the proposal falls short in ACE’s written comments, including the proposed rule (1) does […]

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Ringneck Energy thinks it can beat the trend and stay afloat in tough market

Ringneck Energy thinks it can beat the trend and stay afloat in tough market

September 2, 2019 |

In South Dakota, Ringneck Energy’s CEO told Platts in an interview that the 80 million gallon per year facility expects to weather the current storms in the ethanol market that has forced more than a dozen ethanol plants to idle thanks to its modern technology and affordable feedstock. Many plants have suffered from negative ethanol […]

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South Dakota ethanol plants looking at medium-term feedstock shortage

South Dakota ethanol plants looking at medium-term feedstock shortage

August 28, 2019 |

In South Dakota, AgWeb reports that with the state expecting the lowest corn crop in the Midwest this year, a shortage of feedstock for ethanol plants would start becoming an issue in November 2020. Already Nu Gen is bringing in corn from 100 miles away in the western part of the state. Having to bring […]

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